Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Oct. 20, 2016 as a Homegrown Player.
Tabla is one of the most exciting young attacking players in MLS and a prospect for the Canadian national team. He scored his first MLS goal on April 1, 2017 against the Chicago Fire.
OUTSIDE MLS: In his only USL season, with FC Montreal, Tabla recorded five goals and five assists in 21 games and 1,685 minutes. Scored his first professional goal on April 9 against Toronto FC II.
YOUTH: Joined the Montreal Impact Academy for the first time in Aug. 2012 before leaving in Dec. 2013. Rejoined the U18 team in April 2015, helping the team finish the 2014-2015 season top of the USSDA general standings.
INTERNATIONAL: Though born in the Ivory Coast, Tabla has represented Canada as a youth international. Named the Canadian U20 Men’s Player of the Year in 2016 and the Canadian U17 Men’s Player of the Year in 2014. Played with the U17 and U15 teams, appearing in the CONCACAF U17 Championship in 2015, and made his debut with the Canadian youth program at 14 years old in an identification camp in 2014.